GÖTEBORG, Sweden, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The world is losing species at an alarming rate. The forests and wild areas of the Earth are rapidly transformed into farmlands, pushing wildlife into steep decline. A way to reverse this catastrophic trend is to change the working lands – agriculture, forestry, and ranches – to more diverse landscapes to preserve biodiversity. Conservation biologist Professor Claire Kremen is this year’s laureate of the Volvo Environment Prize for her world-class research on how humanity can feed itself while protecting biodiversity.
National parks and reserves have been the cornerstone of traditional nature conservation, such as the Serengeti or Kruger Park in Africa. Without these national parks, it would perhaps not be possible to see wild elephants or lions anymore. But only about 15 percent of the world’s surface is protected. The lands where humans are farming, doing forestry, and ranching make up